August 26, 2011 – PRESS SUMMARY – ILFORD Imaging Switzerland GmbH, a leading developer and manufacturer of professional quality media for both inkjet printing and color photographic processes, announced its line of GALERIE inkjet photo media has received high print permanence ratings from Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc., the world’s leading independent permanence testing laboratory.
Results show that ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk, Smooth Pearl and Smooth Gloss media achieved a very high level of overall Print Permanence and Dark Storage Stability Ratings. When printed with HP Vivera pigment inks, the papers were found to withstand fading and yellowing for more than 250 years in archival album or dark storage conditions, and are stable for more than 200 years when displayed under glass. The Smooth papers also demonstrated a “very high” resistance to high humidity.
“Photographers trust ILFORD to protect their images and legacy, therefore it is absolutely imperative that we are able to demonstrate the durability of our GALERIE media line,” said Tim Maher, President of ILFORD America, Inc. “Our papers are able to withstand the test of time and will not fade or show signs of yellowing for more than 250 years, which allows photographers to rest easy, knowing their images will live on for generations.”
The rigorous testing procedures undertaken by Wilhelm Imaging Research examined ink fade and paper yellowing under controlled light and humidity conditions in a carefully controlled lab setting. The data is based on test samples printed with a Hewlett-Packard Designjet Z3200 printer and HP Vivera pigment inks. The full Wilhelm Imaging Research report can be found online at http://www.wilhelm-research.com/Ilford/Ilford.html. Read More→